Cloud Computing


Converting Text to Speech with Azure Cognitive Services and PowerShell

Thanks to the AI features in Microsoft's cloud, text-to-speech technology can render more realistic results than ever.

Managing Azure Cognitive Service Accounts with PowerShell

Here's how to start taking advantage of Microsoft's suite of artificial intelligence APIs.

Microsoft Boosts Azure AD Security, Introduces 'Identity Hub'

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of its new Azure Active Directory Password Protection feature, which aims to diminish the threat of password spray attacks.

Azure Firewall Gets Threat Intelligence Perks

Azure Firewall, Microsoft's firewall-as-a-service security offering for organizations using Azure virtual machines, is getting several improvements that tap the company's Threat Intelligence service.

Microsoft Prepares IT Pros for New Azure Monitor Service

Microsoft this week described the steps for adapting "classic" alert rules to work with its new Azure Monitor service.

Azure AD B2B Gets One-Time Passcode Feature

Microsoft is previewing a new "one-time passcodes" feature in its Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service.

Microsoft Issues RC2 of Azure DevOps Server 2019

Azure DevOps Server 2019 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available, Microsoft announced on Tuesday, marking the product's last release before becoming production-ready.

Microsoft, Docker Debut New Spec for Managing Distributed Apps

Microsoft and Docker this week launched a new specification called Cloud Native Application Bundles to address the needs of organizations that build and maintain distributed applications.

Set Up an Azure File Share Used as a Mounted Drive

Setting up a place to store files in the cloud isn't quite as easy as doing it on-prem. That's where Microsoft's Azure Files service comes in.

Microsoft Readies Azure SQL, SQL Server 2019 Preview Improvements

Microsoft detailed a raft of improvements coming to its database products at this week's PASS Summit.

Creating an Azure SQL Database with PowerShell

When you need a SQL database fast, the cloud is the best way to go. Azure provides a SQL database as a PaaS that eliminates the need to get an entire SQL Server deployment up and running.

Group-Based Azure AD Licensing Now Generally Available

Microsoft this month enabled organizations to assign Azure Active Directory licenses according to group.

Uploading a PowerShell Gallery Module Directly to Azure Automation

Azure Automation can be an excellent PowerShell script orchestration tool, though it has just a limited number of PowerShell modules. Luckily, we can upload our own modules, too.

AWS Adds PowerShell Core 6.0 Support in Lambda

Lambda, the serverless computing platform from Amazon Web Services (AWS), now supports Microsoft PowerShell Core 6.0, the cloud giant announced this month.

Microsoft Boosts Azure VPN Support in Windows Server 2019

Among the top networking features coming to Windows Server 2019 is the ability to quickly set up connections to Azure virtual networks, Microsoft revealed earlier this month.

Intune Premier Support Requests Will Soon Be Directed to Azure Portal

Starting Dec. 3, 2018, Microsoft will funnel Intune support requests from organizations with Microsoft Premier support accounts toward the Azure Portal, instead of the Microsoft Premier Online Portal.

Microsoft's Cloud Recovering from Datacenter Lightning Strike

A lightning strike affecting Microsoft's San Antonio, Texas datacenter temporarily knocked out the power, causing service outages that affected many regional South Central U.S. Azure and Office 365 services.

Microsoft Opens Azure Active Directory B2B Service to Google Users

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service now supports Google IDs, marking the first time that Microsoft has allowed users with non-Microsoft IDs to use the service.

Building Your First Azure Automation Runbook

In today's IT organizations, it's critical for system admins to know how to automate processes. Luckily, we have tools like Azure Automation to help us out.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure AD Activity Logs

A preview release of Azure Active Directory Activity Logs, which show up in Azure Monitor, is now available, Microsoft announced last week.

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